Beads, king cake, glittering costumes, and parades, the Mardi Gras season in Southwest Louisiana officially begins this Saturday with activities at the Lake Charles Civic Center, 900 Lakeshore Drive, along with new and traditional celebrations throughout the month of February, culminating on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 21.
This Saturday, Jan. 7, the 12th Night Kick-off Festival will be held at the Lake Charles Civic Center’s Coliseum from noon – 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 with children five and under admitted for free. Advance tickets are available at Bayou a Dress for Less and Party Time Store. The event will feature krewe royalty parading, food trucks, fun jumps, and live music including the Adam Leger Band at 1:30 p.m., and music by Dani LaCour at 4 p.m.
Celebrate in high fashion at Hookline, the fancy pants younger sibling to the Hook, Line and Sinker that is so well known in the Dallas area and is chef driven with amazing oysters, cool low country cuisine and more.
Tonight Plano’s Hookline will celebrate Fat Tuesday with bands, beed and crawfish for your party needs. Look for special cocktails and the party blitz starting at 5pm. Continue reading →
Are you feeling the love this year with Fat Tuesday and Valentine’s Day set back to back? There will be plenty of celebrating to go around and we want to direct you to some of our favorite ways to enjoy Mardi Gras. From great restaurants, cocktails and king cakes, we have you covered. In New Orleans the festivities run from February 9-13, so there is no reason to wait for Fat Tuesday. Be sure to tag us when you are out enjoy your evening. Laissez les bons temps rouler! Continue reading →
On Tuesday, Feb. 13, the three-story, European-style food hall, brewery and live music and entertainment venue will be hosting a Fat Tuesday party that’ll make you glad you didn’t make the trip to New Orleans this year.
In celebration of the holiday, special NOLA-inspired items will be offered at the food hall from open to close, including king cake donuts by Glazed Donut Works and beignets by Haute Sweets Patisserie. Of course, it’s not a Fat Tuesday party without Mardi Gras-themed drinks and Legacy Hall’s drinks specials will give you the best excuse to drink on a weekday. $6 Hall Grenades and Hurricane specials will be available on all three levels, including the pop-up bar on the third floor. Continue reading →
One of the cool chefs we know owns a burger concern in Arlington called Chop House Burgers. Great burger, and this restaurant has been featured on Food Network for added love. Burgers might be the front runner at Chop House run by Kenny Mills, but there is so much offered at his restaurant. Continue reading →
Village Baking Companyis making their own special version of the King Cake. This will not resemble the Gulf Coast cake that is a ring of twisted brioche topped with purple, green, and gold colored icing. Instead, the Village cake is the more traditional and less garish Galette des Rois. Continue reading →